rights http://www.ngopulse.org/term/feed/506/0 en Zambia Tackles Gender Parity in Land Reforms http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/zambia-tackles-gender-parity-land-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cultural practices and customary laws in SADC limit women&#39;s ability to access, own and control means of production such as land and livestock, argues Gender Links </div> </div> </div> <p>Rights organisation, Gender Links, says that, &quot;Cultural practices and customary laws in Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) limit women&#39;s ability to access, own and control means of production such as land and livestock.&quot;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The organisation believes that the inability by women to access means of production has had an impact on their economic independence and ability to move out of poverty.<br /> &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All Africa </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/zambia-tackles-gender-parity-land-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic justice equality Gender land ngos rights women Economic justice Gender Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:39:21 +0000 Intern 44401 at http://www.ngopulse.org SERI-SA to Fight ‘Inhumane’ Evictions http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/seri-sa-fight-inhumane-evictions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SERI-SA to assist families facing eviction from 236 Wilson Street, Fairlands, were they resided for four decades </div> </div> </div> <p>The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI-SA) is assisting Lesiba Matlaila (71), Sophie Kgomare (71) and Kgomare&rsquo;s daughter, with their application against their eviction from 236 Wilson Street, Fairlands, were they resided for four decades.<br /> <br /> The organisation states that there are numerous personal circumstances, unique to this case, which the court must take into account.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mail and Guardian </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/seri-sa-fight-inhumane-evictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil society eviction Home page Human rights land rights ngos rights Urban development Civil society Human rights Urban development Home page Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:54:51 +0000 Intern 44346 at http://www.ngopulse.org Thembelihle and the Criminalisation of Dissent http://www.ngopulse.org/article/thembelihle-and-criminalisation-dissent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a democratic state, government cannot utilise state apparatus to deny communities their right to protest and also to harass and intimidate them for advocating for socio-economic development&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> &ldquo;We did not just wake up and throw stones, the protest was planned, then police came and started shooting to disperse us,&rdquo; says Bhayiza Miya, a community activist in Thembelihle, Gauteng. Miya is referring to the community&rsquo;s 2011 protest, which led to him being arrested five times. During one of these arrests, the 46-year old father was arrested with his five-year old daughter who was kept overnight in a police holding cell with him.<br /> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/2014/capture.jpg" alt="" title="" width="180" height="119" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> <a href="/person/koketso-moeti">Koketso Moeti</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/thembelihle-and-criminalisation-dissent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/thembelihle-and-criminalisation-dissent#comments Civil society Home page Human rights politics protests rights service delivery Civil society Human rights Home page Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:25:27 +0000 Adam 44190 at http://www.ngopulse.org Call for Responsible Social Media Use http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/call-responsible-social-media-use <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The SAHRC urged the public to use social networking sites responsibly </div> </div> </div> <p>The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) urged the public to use social networking sites responsibly.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The call came after the commission resolved a case involving, Ziyaad Kayat, who made anti-semitic statements.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In a message sent to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) Facebook page, Kayat, stated that, &quot;All Jews are pigs and I think we should kill you SA Jews and kill your kids and let you feel what the Palestinians are feeling.&quot;<br /> &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times Live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/call-responsible-social-media-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> freedom of expression Governance and democracy hate speech Human rights rights Social Media Technology Governance and democracy Human rights Technology Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:03:15 +0000 Intern 44174 at http://www.ngopulse.org SAHRC Says Prisoners’ Rights Are Violated http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/sahrc-says-prisoners-rights-are-violated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The SAHRC says the right to a healthy environment of the suspects detained at Maake police station outside Tzaneen in Limpopo has been violated </div> </div> </div> <p>The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the right to a healthy environment of the suspects detained at Maake police station outside Tzaneen in Limpopo has been violated.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> About 51 awaiting trial inmates are reportedly forced to relieve themselves in plastic bags and on their clothes because the police station did not have water.<br /> &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SABC News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/sahrc-says-prisoners-rights-are-violated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> correctional services Environment Governance and democracy Human rights prisoners rights sanitation Environment Governance and democracy Human rights Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:01:26 +0000 Intern 44173 at http://www.ngopulse.org MISA Challenges National Assembly Ban http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/misa-challenges-national-assembly-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MISA challenges the alleged decision of the National Assembly to bar its members from covering the opening of the Fourth Session of the 11th National Assembly </div> </div> </div> <p>The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia, has challenged the alleged decision of the National Assembly to bar its members from covering the opening of the Fourth Session of the 11th National Assembly.<br /> <br /> MISA described the decision as discriminatory and a violation of press freedom.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times of Zambia </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/misa-challenges-national-assembly-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Governance and democracy Human rights media Media press freedom rights Governance and democracy Human rights Media Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:39:52 +0000 Intern 43908 at http://www.ngopulse.org Nzimande Calls NW University an Apartheid Enclave http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/nzimande-calls-nw-university-apartheid-enclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blade Nzimande, believes the North West University&rsquo;s Potchefstroom campus is an apartheid enclave </div> </div> </div> <p>Minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, believes the North West University&rsquo;s Potchefstroom campus is an apartheid enclave - a hostile and foreign environment for people who are not white Afrikaners.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IOL News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/nzimande-calls-nw-university-apartheid-enclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apartheid education Education Human rights race rights Education Human rights Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:36:07 +0000 Intern 43884 at http://www.ngopulse.org Mokonyane Urges Rand Water to Communicate Better http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/mokonyane-urges-rand-water-communicate-better <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nomvula Mokonyane urges Rand Water to work closer and to communicate better with communities </div> </div> </div> <p>Water and sanitation minister, Nomvula Mokonyane&#39;s office urges Rand Water to work closer and to communicate better with communities regarding water supply interruptions and other challenges.<br /> <br /> Speaking at a meeting with the board, Mokonyane reminds the board that &ldquo;[as a member]&hellip; you have a responsibility towards the communities you serve.&quot;<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News 24 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/mokonyane-urges-rand-water-communicate-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> access communication community Community governance Governance and democracy Home page Human rights rights water Governance and democracy Human rights Home page Community Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:32:49 +0000 Intern 43883 at http://www.ngopulse.org Zambia Commended Over Child Marriage http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/zambia-commended-over-child-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tutu impressed with the remarkable coalition among stakeholders in fighting child marriages in Zambia </div> </div> </div> <p>Nobel peace laureate and anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, is impressed with the remarkable coalition among stakeholders in fighting child marriages in Zambia.<br /> <br /> Speaking during the Girls Not Brides, Global Partnership to End Child Marriages press conference, Tutu commended the Zambian government for launching the national campaign to end child marriages.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times of Zambia </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/zambia-commended-over-child-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> child marriage children Children Governance and democracy Human rights rights Children Governance and democracy Human rights Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:05:10 +0000 Intern 43718 at http://www.ngopulse.org Inhumane Zim Holding Cells Slammed http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/inhumane-zim-holding-cells-slammed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zimbabwean lawyers condemn reported assaults, deaths of suspects in police custody, as well as conditions in holding cells </div> </div> </div> <p>Zimbabwean lawyers condemn reported assaults, deaths of suspects in police custody, as well as conditions in holding cells they dub unfit for human habitation.<br /> <br /> During a parliamentary committee on human rights, president of the Law Society of Zimbabwe, Lloyd Mhishi, expresses that, &ldquo;There have been disturbing reports of deaths in police custody and some of our members have reported that some of their clients have been assaulted or coerced to make confessions.&rdquo;<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IOL News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/inhumane-zim-holding-cells-slammed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> governance Governance and democracy Human rights policing rights Governance and democracy Human rights Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:01:11 +0000 Intern 43716 at http://www.ngopulse.org